Hillcrest COVID-19 Call Center
Hillcrest HealthCare System has an established COVID-19 Call Center. Operators are available Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer patient questions, provide support and connect them to a provider. The Call Center line is 918-574-0920.

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Sarah Hair is a nurse in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) at Bailey Medical Center, an Ardent facility in Owasso, Oklahoma. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, her hospital, which specializes in surgical weight loss procedures, closed temporarily due to the Governor’s order suspending bariatric surgeries.

As Chief Executive Officer Keith Mason was meeting with the surgery staff to discuss next steps, he mentioned that there was a need for RNs at an Ardent sister hospital in New Jersey, an early COVID hotspot state.

Sarah said that as soon as Keith mentioned the... Read More »

Switching to a cleaner eating routine isn’t about jumping on a fad diet. Instead, it’s about creating a healthier lifestyle that focuses on paying attention to what you put in your body and learning about your relationship with food. It can sound daunting, but transitioning to clean eating doesn’t have to be done in one big move.

“As with any lifestyle change, make adjustments in stages,”  said Stephanie Atkinson, registered dietitian at Bailey Medical Center.

Making a huge change, like going from a daily soda to none will likely make you miserable and result in failure.... Read More »

René Norman, a registered dietitian with Bailey Bariatrics, means what she says when she tells patients to ditch the fad diets and stick to committing to a healthy lifestyle.   “It’s not about following the latest dieting fad,” Norman said. “It’s about finding an eating pattern that helps you achieve your health goal that you can sustain.”   When it comes to dieting trends, the Mediterranean diet ranks high from Norman’s perspective.   “Research has shown that this is one of the healthiest eating patterns because it focuses on whole foods (closest to the farm), moderate portions and healthy... Read More »

There are 30 million people in the United States living with diabetes, but one in four do not even know they are living with this condition. In addition to those millions, another 84 million adults, teenagers and children have prediabetes, but 90% are unaware. These numbers show the need to bring awareness to diabetes and clear up any myths that surround this condition.

Discover the truth about diabetes below and share with your friends and family.

 

What is diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body reacts to the sugar in your broken down... Read More »

Breastfeeding can be a great experience for both mom and baby, but that doesn’t mean it’s not hard work that comes with a set of big difficulties.

If you are a new mom or a mom with several children, you probably already know how up and down, complicated and wonderful parenthood can be. Breastfeeding also has its own highs and struggles. Here are some of both the ups and downs of breastfeeding and how to find support.

 

The Up: Your Baby Always Gets a Perfect Meal

Your body creates the perfect food for your baby to be able to develop during those early... Read More »

Every year, children around the country are put in dangerous situations when they are left inside a vehicle. An average of 38 children die from heat related illnesses after being left inside a vehicle every year. This is usually due to adults forgetting their child, children finding their own way into a car or children being intentionally left in the car. It may seem like forgetting a child in the car is impossible, but no one is perfect. Getting distracted, switching up a routine or going into autopilot can happen to anyone. It’s normal for those things to happen and it’s only human to... Read More »

Sun-safe babies are happy babies! Unlike adult skin, baby skin is lighter and much more sensitive, which is why it is so important for parents to protect their baby’s skin from the sun. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends keeping babies out of direct sun for the first six months. Failure to protect an infant’s skin can lead to a sunburn, which can quickly turn into a medical emergency from blisters, fever, infection and dehydration. It can also increase your child’s risk of developing skin cancer later on in life. Here’s what you can do to protect your child’s skin:

Cover up... Read More »

Having the opportunity to travel is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but for individuals who have sleep issues it can be difficult. We sleep differently when we are away from home, usually skipping the first REM (rapid eye movement) episode, having a less deep sleep and waking up more often than we would at home.

If you have upcoming travel plans, keep these recommendations from the sleep technicians at the Sleep Center at Bailey Medical Center in mind.

Stick to your normal routine.

- The human body craves regularity. Try to go to bed at the same time every night and... Read More »